NEW ORLEANS, La. - Senior Jernail Hayes (Newark, Del.) was named an All-American by the United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Assocation on Monday after a sixth place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships on Saturday.
Hayes ran her best time of the season (52.66) in the finals of the event to earn the elite status for the second straight season. Last year, she ran the anchor leg of the 4x400-meter relay that finished seventh at the NCAA Outdoor Championships to earn All-American honors.
The USTFCCCA announced that 366 student-athletes that will receive USTFCCCA All-America honors in Division I. A total of 433 awards will be presented to the 366 individuals as a result of a national top-eight finish in last weekend's NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. In addition, the top eight finishing athletes among U.S. citizens from the NCAA Championships gain All-America status.